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Brief description of site

Wotton House has Italian gardens of around 5 hectares. It was the family home of Evelyns, and is now a conference centre.

Brief history of site

The layout was started in 1643, but mainly dates from 1651-52 by John Evelyn with George Evelyn. The site was partly remade in the 19th century, when the enclosing walls were removed.

Location information:

Address: Guildford Road, Wotton, RH5 6HS

Locality: Dorking

Local Authorities:

Surrey; Mole Valley; Wotton

Historical County: Surrey

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 187 Grid Ref: TQ122470
Latitude: 51.2112 Longitude: -0.395098


The site is on the A25 between Dorking and Guildford. There is also a railway station in Dorking.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: ornamental garden

Context or principal building: commercial

Site Style : Italianate garden

Site first created: 1643 to 1652

Main period of development: Mid 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 20

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